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Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 2015

MONDAY, FEB. 9, 2015


'A boon to racing'

Paul J. Schneider, chairman of the Idaho State Racing Commission, said if you go to Les Bois Park on a Wednesday night, there are lots of people betting on simulcasts of live horse races. “The problem is they don’t bet very much – they only...

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Crowd fills meeting room for "instant racing" repeal hearing on Monday morning; soon, the room filled up and the hearing had to be moved to the larger Lincoln Auditorium across the hall (Betsy Russell)

Crowd turns out for instant racing repeal hearing 

A large crowd of horse racing enthusiasts has turned out for this morning's "instant racing" repeal hearing; here, people file into the scheduled meeting room WW55, which soon filled, prompting the hearing to be moved to the larger Lincoln Auditorium across the hall. SB 1011...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 6, 2015

From left, Betsy Russell, Jim Weatherby, Kimberlee Kruesi, and co-hosts Aaron Kunz and Melissa Davlin on Idaho Public TV's "Idaho Reports" (Idaho Public TV)

The week that was...

On tonight’s “Idaho Reports,” I join Jim Weatherby, Kimberlee Kruesi, and co-hosts Aaron Kunz and Melissa Davlin to discuss the events of the fourth week of the legislative session, from the Idaho Education Network to Medicaid expansion to abortion, guns and gambling. The show also...

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Gay marriage case could cost Idaho another $300,000

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The legal team that successfully fought to overturn Idaho's ban on gay marriage has filed paperwork seeking an additional $300,000 in court costs. Boise attorney and lead counsel Deborah Ferguson filed the three-page...

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Idaho Lottery sees drop in sales

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lottery officials are bracing for a $10 million shortfall in ticket sales this year, due to large national and statewide drops in both Powerball and MegaMillions jackpot earnings. State Lottery Director Jeff...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 2015




Lawmakers leery of Otter Admin's answers on IEN 

Here’s a link to my full story at spokesman.com on today’s stormy budget hearing on the Idaho Education Network, at which leery lawmakers grilled Otter Administration officials about how they plan to resolve the legal and financial mess surrounding the IEN, the statewide broadband network...

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